How to Fix javaw.exe is Missing on Windows 10?

Java is one of the most used programming languages. It enables you to develop applications, embedded systems, big data processing, and many more. But some users have complained that when they try to launch the Java software, the ‘Windows cannot find javaw.exe’ error will pop-up. So, if you want to fix this issue, then follow this blog.

Scan for Malware

  1. To start the process, invoke the Malwarebytes for Windows.
  2. After that, click on the Scan option.
  3. Then choose the Scan Types option.
  4. In case you see this message, ‘Your scan is complete,’ then select the ‘Close’ button to see the Scan Types.
  5. You should click on the pursuing scan processes: Custom Scan, Threat Scan, and Hyper Scan.
  6. Now, Malwarebytes will quarantine everything the scan recognizes.

Add the Javaw.exe Path to the Environment Variable Path

  1. Hold the Windows and R keys altogether over the keyboard to invoke the Run section.
  2. After that, insert ‘sysdm.cpl’ into it and select the OK button to invoke the screen.
  3. You should click on the Advanced section.
  4. Then hold the button of ‘Environment Variables’ to invoke the screen.
  5. Select the button of New beneath the System variables to invoke a New System Variable screen.
  6. Thereafter, input Path into the Variable name section.
  7. Otherwise, hold the Windows and Q keys altogether over the keyboard to invoke the Cortana.
  8. Then input ‘java’ into it and hit the Enter key.
  9. Go to the ‘javaw’ and right-click on it then choose the ‘Open file location’ option.
  10. Then File Explorer will invoke the folder that contains javaw.exe.
  11. Input the path of the folder in the File Explorer.
  12. Select the button of OK over the screen of New System Variable.
  13. Now, choose the OK button over the screen of ‘Environment Variables.’

Install Java Again

  1. Hold the Windows and R keys altogether over the keyboard to invoke the Run section.
  2. Then input ‘appwiz.cpl’ into it and select the OK button.
  3. You should click on the Java option and choose the Uninstall button.
  4. Go to the Yes button on the section that invokes.
  5. Later, reboot the system once you install Java.
  6. You have to download the Java installer.
  7. Choose the file of the Java installer to open the setup screen.
  8. Now, click on the button of Install.

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